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September 22, 2022 | by admin
Most business leaders today can relate to the post-Covid challenge of recruiting and retaining qualified talent. We are hearing terms we’ve never heard before, such as “quiet resignation,” “career coasting,” “boundary balancing,” “revenge recalibrating,” and “Cyber-loafing.” And then there’s the “great resignation.”
All of the above are related in some way to a lack of employee engagement and/or failing to work to their full potential. It could be in an effort to take advantage of the shortage of good talent willing to work, or perhaps it is simply to earn a paycheck with benefits like health insurance. This type of phenomenon is exacerbated when driven by an event like Covid in which literally everyone has been impacted and to which everyone can relate. If left unchecked, the bottom line for today’s businesses could be a lack of workplace productivity with significant financial implications to the entire company (the organization development challenge).
What is the critical component in generating human ROI? At the Securieon Group, we believe it is organizational development leading to workplace well-being and job satisfaction, which in turn lead to increased productivity and profits. Given that the situation described above has at its core a stronger desire for individuals to take better care of themselves and their families since the pandemic, it stands to reason that businesses must now place more emphasis on creating employee satisfaction through a work environment and culture that will make people want to come to work there. When this happens, the business has a competitive advantage.
Organizational development (OD) is a people management science that is essentially devoted to studying how organizations evolve and change over time. The learnings from the organizational development process help inform how the organization’s people, operations, structure, business processes, and strategies across the organization must also evolve in a way in which there is continuous improvement in leadership development, and business objectives continue to be realized. This happens through enhanced human resources management, management skills, performance management, and organizational culture.
Organizational development has a synergistic relationship with the study of organizational behavior and what motivates employees to do their best work. Together, they offer a way in which to enhance leadership development, succession planning, recruiting and re-recruiting talent, employee relations, and last but certainly not least, performance and productivity.
As far as performance and productivity are concerned, when employees are trained through organizational development to work together to achieve common goals, imagine the impact these synergies can mean to the organization, as well as job satisfaction and employee engagement. It brings to mind the saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” (Aristotle).
Especially in today’s transient work environment, when an organization is willing to optimize the work experience for its employees in ways in which they can achieve their re-prioritized needs for well-being and their sense of accomplishment with their work, it creates a win-win situation for both the organization and its people.
Fortunately, for those of us in the Bay Area, we have the advantage of living in a region that is full of over-achievers who inherently have an innovative nod to the future. Their futures can certainly be adversely impacted by complacency at work.
Valuing your physical assets is simple. Valuing your human resources in today’s economy can be daunting. During times of change and uncertainty, this question may be best answered by an unbiased resource that can serve as the third person removed and an extension of your human resources and talent management team. It is someone that can take the emotions out of the equation, yet help you make the difficult decisions you may need to make compassionately – and strategically.
If this is the situation you find yourself in as a business leader, we suggest you consider the Securieon Group as part of your solution. We excel at working with privately held companies who may be at a tipping point regarding how best to efficiently sustain and scale their business for the future, which of course includes human resources.
Our lead by example approach involves subject matter experts and OD practitioners like Dr. Mark Lusnar, who holds a PhD from Loyola University Chicago and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Lusnar is an Organizational Behaviorist who works with business leaders at every stage to inspire and educate management teams on how people behave in organizational work environments in order to operate more effectively, cohesively, and successfully in terms of the bottom line. Think of us as organization development interventions and your OD strategy resource.
The Securieon Group is a team of hands-on, executive advisors like Dr. Lusnar with multi-industry expertise, a holistic approach, and a track record of developing and executing high-performance growth initiatives for each client with which we have the privilege to partner and collaborate.